Art and Experience: Three movies from Iranian filmmakers will be competing in the Palm Springs International Shortfest in the city in the U.S. state of California.

“Gaze” by Farnush Samadi, “Animal” co-directed by filmmakers Bahram and Bahman Ark, “Manicure” by Arman Fayyaz will be screened at the festival, which will be held from June 19 to 25, the organizers have announced.

“Gaze” is about a woman who witnesses something happening in the bus on her way back from work, but she has to decide whether to reveal it or not.

“Animal” tells the story of a man who attempts to cross a frontier disguised as a ram.

“Manicure” recounts the story a young woman who committed suicide and is being carried for burial to the holy tomb of the village, but the fanatical villagers, after discovering she has manicured fingernails, refuse to bury her.

Source: Tehran Times